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Jelena Noura “Gigi” Hadid (born April 23, 1995) is an American fashion model.
She was signed to IMG Models in 2013. In November 2014, Hadid made her debut in the Top 50 Models ranking at Models.com. In 2016, she was named International Model of the Year by the British Fashion Council.
Hadid started off the Spring/Summer campaign season – starring in Fendi and Moschino campaigns. She also was the face of the S/S 2017 campaign for Max Mara accessories, Stuart Weitzman and DSQUARED2. The second Tommy Hilfiger and Gigi Hadid ready-to-wear collection was presented in February 2017 for the Spring season. Hadid was the photographer of the Versus (Versace) Spring Summer 2017 campaign which featured singer Zayn Malik and model Adwoah Aboah. She also photographed a special summer edition of V Magazine titled Gigi’s Journal, which featured Polaroids of fashion industry colleagues, celebrities and close friends.
Hadid was featured on four March 2017 Vogue covers: United States, Britain, China, and the inaugural Arabia edition. She also appeared on the covers for the CR Fashion Book (Spring/Summer 2017), Jolie (April 2017) and The Daily (Spring 2017). She featured on the May 2017 covers for the Netherlands editions of Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Glamour as well as the June/July 2017 cover of US Harper’s Bazaar. Hadid has starred in editorials for Vogue US (April 2017) and LOVE Magazine (Spring/Summer 2017).
Hadid scored her second American Vogue cover in August 2017, sharing the cover with her boyfriend at the time, Zayn Malik. During Fall/Winter 2017 Fashion Month in New York, Milan and Paris, Hadid opened the shows for Jeremy Scott, Anna Sui, Versus (Versace), Alberta Ferretti, Missoni, H&M and Balmain; and closed the shows for Isabel Marant, Moschino, Max Mara and Anna Sui. She also released the first season of two new collaborations with Vogue Eyewear and Messika Jewelry. At The Daily Front Row’s third annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards, Hadid was honored for the Best Design Debut for her collection with Tommy Hilfiger. She ended 2017 being named one of Glamour Magazine’s Woman of the Year,along side Nicole Kidman, Solange Knowles,Muzoon Almellehan and other.
Hadid started 2018 with multiple high fashion campaigns, including Valentino, Moschino, Versace and Fendi. She also went on to release her second collaboration with both Vogue Eyewear and Messika Jewelry. In February, during fashion week she presented the fourth and last season of her capsule collection with Tommy Hilfiger in Milan.
She appeared on many different international Vogue covers in 2018, including British Vogue in March, Vogue Italia in May and Vogue Brazil in September. She also scored multiple American covers including Harper’s Bazaar May issue and V Magazine Fall Preview Cover V114 and W Magazine. She also covered LOVE Magazine (Fall/Winter 2018) 10th Anniversary, Chaos 69, and Chaos True Originals – Disney Special.
She announced in May 2018, that she will be working closely with Unicef to help children around the world, on August 25 she went on her first mission with Unicef to visit their programing in Bangladesh. The trip fell on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the Rohingya refugee crisis.
In November 2018, she announced her first collaboration with Reebok designing sneakers for the brand, starting with limited release on December 7 and the full collection to be released later in February 2019. She also returned to Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for the third time in the same month. In late January 2019, Hadid was sued by the independent photo agency business Xclusive for sharing an October 2018 photo of herself without the photographer’s permission. The company is seeking damages for copyright infringement, as well as any profits derived from the image. Hadid removed Xclusive’s photo from her Instagram page shortly after sharing it, but the suit also alleges this isn’t the only instance she has posted unlicensed images. In the documents, Hadid’s Instagram account includes at least fifty examples of uncredited photographs of Hadid in public, at press events, or on the runway. This isn’t also the first time Hadid is being sued for posting photos of herself on her social media account. In 2017, photographer Peter Cepeda took a photo of her, which she later posted on Instagram without his permission. He filed a lawsuit against her the following September and it was later settled outside of court.